This evening kids and parents will be dressing up to knock on doors and asking trick or treat? More often than not you will want to avoid the trick, especially if your neighbours have something horrid planned but rather than sitting in the dark and pretending you’re not home, why not spread some joy amongst the children and make something tasty that they will thank you for?
The following recipes are easy to make and will give the children something fun to enjoy on this Hallows’ Eve!
The recipe has been created by Penolopy Bulnick on Instructables.
Spooky Rice Krispie Treats
A candy apple, also known as a toffee apple in the UK, is a great traditional treat to receive on Halloween. These ones have been dipped in chocolate and decorated to look like a witch’s cauldron – much more interesting and exciting to receive from the kids’ perspective!
They are insanely easy to make and the recipe has been provided by hungryhappenings on Instructables.
Witch’s Cauldron Candy Apple
The recipe for these eyeball cake pops can be found on BBC Good Food by Cassie Best.
Eyeball Cake Pops
The recipe for these yummy treats can be found on BBC Good Food by Angela Nilsen.
Spider Web Chocolate Muffins
These pumpkins are much smaller, sweeter, and easier to hand out as treats to your trick or treaters.
The recipe can be found on Channel 4 by Annie Rigg.
Pumpkin Face Cookies
Icing sugar and good cookie cutting skills will allow you to create any spooky Halloween character that you want to on a biscuit. Similar to the pumpkin head recipe, this Nigela recipe will not only taste good but look bang on theme!
The recipe can be found on Nigela’s website.
Creepy Iced Cookie Shapes
How Popular is Halloween in the US?
Although Halloween isn’t celebrated as widely in the UK as it is in the USA, there are still plenty of people who enjoy dressing up their houses and families to get into the spirit of it all.
To see just how big Halloween is in the US, check out the following infographic that quantifies this spooky event (click on the image below for the larger version).
Halloween By the Numbers. [Internet]. 2013. The History Channel website. Available from: http://www.history.com/interactives/halloween-by-the-numbers [Accessed 31 Oct 2013].